There is a theme to my blog here, and it is simply that…insight or enlightenment…
I coined the phrase “mirror-time” In that one needs to know that person who looks back at them in the mirror.
Over the years I have given you clues like “know why you like, or don’t like something.”
I have asked you to examine why you did something a particular way.
Other things included looking for the truth outside of what you would like it to be, or your particular bias and once you find it, embrace it. The truth truly will set you free….
The media in our country has divided this country driven by differing ideologies. Social media is ablaze with ideas which are diametrically opposite of one another… We have devout socialist on one side and conservative capitalist on the other, and their opinions are driven by what the media and Hollywood are selling.
These folks who espouse that guns are evil, all have body guards with guns. Folks who say that guns are a tool, turn a blind eye to the violence in this country.
Garbage in garbage out…
People who see the American way of life as “bad,” teach their children from a young age that dying while killing another people that they don’t like is glorious. We have groups working with 3 year olds showing them how to kill someone, while extoling the virtues of it, while here we have people teaching their children to stifle their free speech; as to not offend anyone…
“There are none who are so blind, as those that will not see…”
Alcoholics refuse to believe that their drinking is a problem.
Drug addicts fail to see the connection between their use of drugs and a lifestyle that they have relegated themselves to while placing blame elsewhere.
Socialist, refuse to learn from history. The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.
Some capitalist, don’t know when to stop. How much money is enough?
Most politicians, lose their souls after they are elected, as power is such an aphrodisiac, that soon they rationalize that living in an ivory tower while looking down at the “little people” is there god given right.
(That is why we need term limits.)
When you start believing your own lies, or the lies of your peers… You are lost.
The people, get it. The people understand what the problems are, and that is why they have gravitated toward non-politicians. Washington insiders are totally perplexed. Like the men who flew the planes into the buildings on 911… They truly believed what they’re doing was “right and good!” they were in fact delusional. The man in the White House truly believes that what he is doing is “right and good.” Instead of looking in that mirror taking a selfie… He should be looking in that mirror doing some soul searching… He is lost. His advisers who are all connected in some way to the liberal media, are also lost. The voters have sent resounding messages to them and their response is to ignore those messages and find more voters in swing states who they can corrupt via scientifically targeted smear campaigns, to vote for them, or their kind. Technology used in this way is in fact a cancer. To corrupt the American way of life to fit an agenda that is anti-American, is by definition evil.
Once your mind is made up, you lose your objectivity… You are of no value as a politician. You are of no value as a voter. As the matter of fact the opposite is true. If you are unwilling to watch something else other than FOX or MSNBC, or CNN… You actually harm the body that we know as the United States of America.
As the Brian Williams’s of the world are called out, you can at least know that somebody, somewhere, cares. If groups have to make up the facts and otherwise lie to sell their agenda… That should at least prompt you to dig into history.
We have lost our moral compass in this country, and somebody is trying to tell you what it is rather than what it should be. In this case, history holds the key and you should look at it quickly before somebody rewrites it. Talking with recent graduates from high school and college, one has to wonder if they have rewritten it, or simply stopped teaching it.
Back in the days of slavery it was illegal to educate them or teach them to read. I would challenge the American people to look at their school systems today. Is not teaching to the test, and ridiculous things like common core, not creating tomorrow’s slaves?
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3 thoughts on “Insight”
Some of the thoughts in this article seem pragmatic, but there’s also a heavy reliance on absolutist positions, bolstered by the use of cliches presented as if they were supporting evidence. For example:
“These folks who espouse that guns are evil, all have body guards with guns. Folks who say that guns are a tool, turn a blind eye to the violence in this country.”
— My pastor espouses that guns are evil. She doesn’t have a bodyguard. And in my little town of 9,000 guns ARE just tools, useful some places and not others. You can’t shoot one off in town under any normal circumstance, but most of us have rifles and hunt out in the county areas. Violence is everywhere. It’s part of human nature. Doesn’t mean it’s a smart idea to weaponize every doofus with a vague fear and too much imagination. Guns do not belong in everyone’s hands, especially where there’s a high population density. The bullets go through walls and cars and hit innocent people.
“We have groups working with 3 year olds showing them how to kill someone, while extoling the virtues of it, while here we have people teaching their children to stifle their free speech; as to not offend anyone…”
— There’s no cause-and-effect, or even a comparative relationship between child soldiers in the third world and political correctness here. It’s only two coincident facts with unrelated origins.
“When you start believing your own lies, or the lies of your peers… You are lost.”
— Everyone functional believes in some things and questions others. There simply isn’t time to question everything. Your sense of discernment can improve over time with practice, but not all are interested in practicing, or in self-knowledge. If your peers lie, chances are you will believe them. Show me someone who doesn’t believe their own lies. That person doesn’t exist.
“We have lost our moral compass in this country (Evidenced by what?), and somebody is trying to tell you what it is rather than what it should be. In this case, history holds the key and you should look at it quickly before somebody rewrites it. (History is always being rewritten. We find previously unknown documents and buried items, and it fills in parts of the story we didn’t understand before.) Talking with recent graduates from high school and college, one has to wonder if they have rewritten it, or simply stopped teaching it.” (Many states no longer require American History or civics to graduate, and only offer them as electives. Sports brings in more revenue, and we have people like Marco Rubio who think it’s more important to teach welding than to provide education in philosophy.)
“Is not teaching to the test, and ridiculous things like common core, not creating tomorrow slaves?”
Since the students aren’t made to go to school by force any more, the answer is no. People are a lot freer to raise ignoramuses at home now, or put their kids in unregulated charter schools instead. That’s the new method for creating fettered intellects. Learning how to take tests (by doing lots of them) is a practical skill, by the way. Most professions rely on some kind of testing before promotion. Businesses don’t always function on the master-apprentice model as they once did.
Your preacher who preaches against guns, are not the people with large megaphones like Hollywood elites.. Those that say that we should forget that second amendment thing, are preaching to a populist line of thought; that also believe that Bernie Sanders is right. My guess is that you are a teacher in some liberal area of the country like Washington State…. I would be interested in your take on Common Core… From what I have seen of it ..it is nonsensical… What do you teach…? I own guns and I assure you that I am, no doofus… I have aluminum hollow points in them that will not go through dry wall but, will stop a bad guy… and I have the skills and training to hit what I intend to… The simple facts are that police write up and investigate homicides., rarely if ever do they prevent them… Cause and effect to children in different cultures…no…kids being taught by their leaders that killing someone because they don’t agree with you…wrong…political correctness…wrong! Believing lies…that is really the pinnacle of the problem isn’t it… You and I agree on more than we disagree on my friend… I agree that history needs to be preserved and taught so we don’t repeat it… Many of the lies on social media are simply that…lies… The news media craft the stories in such a way that the truth is obscured or distorted.. There is value in vocational education but I agree that philosophy is becoming lost… Happy Thanksgiving….
I find it refreshing to find articulate, intellectual people that I can converse with; that can keep up with me. It is tougher and tougher… We need not agree on anything, but if you are willing to communicate without emotions; I am eager for such “debate” or civil discourse. We are about the same age and I suspect intellect.
People do drink their own kool aid and I try very hard to be open to others who think differently than I do, hence the blog and the e-mails… They must simply be thinking people….
I won’t bore you with my history, but if you have looked at my blog; it is there plus or minus some of the details.
E-mail might work better … Your call…. Thanks for the chat either way…-Best